The objectives of the NMP are to enlighten the public about the complexity and diversity of Taiwan's natural ecology, prehistory and its indigenous cultures through the functions of research, preservation, exhibition and recreation, as well as to encourage people to appreciate and respect the natural environment and cultures of this island.
Goals and Missions
The National Museum of Prehistory has constructed architectural facilities with a picturesque environment. It is not only the first museum based on the themes of prehistoric and indigenous cultures in Taiwan, the first museum that includes an Excavation Site, nature and wildlife park, as well as the museum building itself, but also a state-ranking museum located on the east coast of Taiwan. Therefore, the overall mission of the NMP is to build up social education in the midst of East Taiwan's beautiful mountains and waters, so that it can contribute to social education, academic research, cultural preservation and recreation. In addition to this, we look forward to the development of the NMP into a top-ranking museum that best presents local cultural features with an international viewpoint and international status, through the proposition of Taiwan's prehistory and indigenous cultures that were originated locally yet with content that is beyond national boundaries.